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>>> act of the terror. explosions hit runners and crowds at the boston marathon. the obama administration is handling the attack as an act of terror. at least two people were killed. about 100 others wounded. the first explosion knocked back runners 30 meters from the finish and another explosion hit people a short distance away. emergency services rushed to the scene. >> it's just unbelievable this would happen at an event like this. >> there was no word on the motive or who may have been responsible. investigators are working to find out whether the attack was carried out by a terrorist group from inside or outside the country. u.s. president barack obama ordered members of his administration to provide any necessary assistance. we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the boston marathon is one of the biggest annual athletic events in the u.s. about 26,000 runners were taking part. >>> officials have created a no flight zone over the site of the explosion.
, the fbi says a letter sent to president barack obama has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. >> the letter was intercepted tuesday at a mail screening facility. american media say that the letter sent to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how
out a criminal probe. they say it's a potentially terrorist investigation. u.s. property barack obama says the bombings were an act of terrorism. >> they were the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and to determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. >> obama says the government is on high alert for a new terror attack. he has called on security authorities to take necessary measures. >>> a japanese marathoner captures some scenes of the chaos and confusion in boston from a different angle. he was running in the race with a small camera attached to his cap. he was approaching the finish line when the first bomb went off. then 12 seconds later,. he calls the bombings extremely regrettable. he said he'd previously heard boston is one of the safest cities in the united states. >>> italian police have seized billions of dollars in assets from a unit of the japanese broke damage nomura holdings. he said that the group helped an i t italian conceal mibank conceal f loss. investi
violations. u.s. president barack obama issued a statement on thursday sending prayers to the people of west, texas. he said his government is working to stay in contact with local officials. he promised to ensure needs are met for rescuers on the ground. >>> troops across iran have paraded in the annual show of strength. thousands of soldiers mahed in the capital. they were marking the reganization of the forces afr the islamic revolution in 1979. some of their missiles are made in iran. >> translator: military strength is essential for the coury to keep its independence and its security. >> ahmadinejad said iranians have always promoted peace in the region. it's the foreign presence that's brought insecurity. >>> south korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment to counter again
barack obama tested positive for the poisonous ricin. the u.s. secret service said the letter was intercepted as a white house mail screening facility on tuesday. press secretary jay carney says the president has been briefed on the letter and orders the investigation continue in the boston bombings first and say this is no indicated link between the letters and the bombings. >> the bombings in boston that killed and maimed people have his absolute focus. >> u.s. media say a suspicious letter was also found at the congressional office of republican senator richard shelby of alabama. and senator roger wicker was also targeted this week. >>> chinese warships patrolled disputes islands wednesday as part of an exercise. the senkaku islands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. china's state-run media say the ships are part of their navy fleets, including a missile destroyer and a missile frigate. the vessels entered the waters on tuesday night and stayed until just before dawn the next day, after conducting drills in the western pacific. they practiced inspectin
to stay in washington from sunday through wednesday. >>> so what do members of the obama administration hope the chinese will do? we asked the director of the brookings institution center for northeast asian policy studies, richard bush. >> china is sometimes able to use its influence to get north korea to the negotiating table. it is less able to use influence to shape north korea's negotiating position, and that's the problem. north korea's goals here and its negotiating stance are dimetrically opposed to those of the united states, japan, and south korea. so the question that ambassador davies will probably be asking ambassador wu is, what evidence is there that north korea is interested in negotiating in a manner that's consistent with the six-party talks? what evidence is there that if it makes commitments, it will actually keep them? china's response will probably be it's only if we start a process of contacts and talking and negotiating that we will see what is possible in the long term. our response is likely to be, well, we have a lot of experience doing that, and north korea h
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